About Neck Liposuction
Regardless of the reference, double chins are really created by too much fat around the neck. During liposuction of the neck at our San Francisco practice, Dr. James Anthony will suction away the fat around the neck. This helps to minimize the jowls and the presence of the double chin. Liposuction of the neck creates a more distinguished jawline and throat, and creates a smooth appearance by strengthening muscles and manipulating soft tissue. Neck liposuction can eliminate small and large pockets of fat, and can be utilized on large treatment areas. It's an exciting alternative for San Francisco, CA individuals who dream of a thinner neckline.
"Dr Anthony was recommended to me, and I've had more than one procedure at his clinic. At my initial consultation I felt at ease to ask a myriad of questions. He has a warm style, listens and works to understand each individual body and situation. His work is a skilled blend of art and science, and he recommends what is best for the patient, not what is trending. Each time I've been impressed with Dr Anthony's ability to minimize scars and hide them well. In preparation for surgery, what to expect on the day is explained in detail. I'm delighted with my results which look natural and have stood the test of time well. Dr Anthony's team is excellent - Ann, Jasmine and Megan are personal and caring."- M.B. / Yelp / Apr 19, 2019
"I would give 10 stars if I could. I have worked as a nurse in the aesthetics field for 15 years. I turned 60 in 2019 and decided to treat myself to a mini facelift and a minor nose tip revision. I was very, very lucky to be referred to Dr. James Anthony!! Although precise surgical expertise is important to me, Dr. Anthony had me at HELLO:) with his personality. He is kind, compassionate, excellent eye contact and listens to my concerns. My results are completely natural, even my friends, family, colleagues and even my own patients' say I look fresher but can't figure out what I have had done. Dr. Anthony suggested a couple of extra touches which made a huge difference to my neck bands. Thank you again for your highly experienced artistry! Yasmin at reception is always very pleasant and kind both in person and on the phone. Ann, Patient Coordinator, answers all my questions and listens to my needs. The OR staff is excellent! I had less than 1 week downtime over my Christmas holiday with minimal pain. Although, I now live in Los Angeles, I plan on returning to Dr. Anthony for an upper blepharoplasty procedure soon! Stay tuned for my before and after photos on Dr. James P. Anthony's Website."- C.C. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2020
"Dr. Anthony performed an upper and lower eyelid lift, nasolabial fold injections, neck thermage and abdominal liposuction for me (I figured as long as I was going to be under general anesthesia, I might as well get everything done at once). I am thrilled with the results. I was able to return to the office and start going out again within a week and a half of the surgery. Within two weeks, people started spontaneously telling me that I looked great -- so relaxed and well rested. It's been about five weeks since I had the procedures, and every day, I feel as if I look even better. Dr. Anthony strives to maintain a natural look -- no one would know I've had these procedures. In my initial consultation, he took his time explaining all of the options, potential risks, likely recovery time, and likely outcomes. After the consultation, he responded to my follow up questions by email, quickly and thoroughly. After the surgery, he checked in with me by phone and by email. His staff is excellent and also a great source of information about the procedures Dr. Anthony performs. I highly recommend him to anyone considering plastic surgery."- C.L. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2020
"Dr. Anthony is a highly skilled and very experienced surgeon. His work is impeccable and results exceed expectations. I have seen Dr. Anthony for a number of procedures including breast lift and augmentation, liposuction, upper eyelid lift and neck lift. I've always been thrilled with my results and surprised at how quickly I heal with minimal discomfort and zero complications. The results are completely natural. Even people who have known me for 20 years have not noticed that I had my eyes done and a neck lift! The only comments people make are "you look great" or ask if I lost weight. Dr. Anthony is kind, patient and answers all questions and his staff is great - very helpful and friendly. I have 100% confidence in him."- C.H. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2020
"I recently had eye lid surgery with Dr. Anthony who had been highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Anthony did not disappoint! I was concerned about looking fake or changing the shape of my eyes but Dr. Anthony listened to my concerns and my eyes turned out perfect. What I love about Dr. Anthony is that he made me look younger but natural, I have seen the same result with my friends who have had procedures with Dr. Anthony. My procedure was painless, short and easy. The staff was friendly and professional and addressed all of my concerns. Dr. Anthony has a great bedside manner, is an excellent surgeon and I will go back for more procedures as needed. A+"- E.M. / Yelp / Dec 03, 2019
The ideal candidates for neck liposuction at our practice are individuals interested in eliminating excess fat from beneath their jawline to reveal a more youthful appearance. Large and small pockets of fats can be successfully removed. Those who maintain a healthy routine with proper diet and exercise regimen are most likely to maintain lasting results. If you suffer from sagging or excess skin under your jawline, you may be an ideal candidate for skin tightening surgery as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with neck lipo.
For liposuction, Dr. Anthony will use a suctioning device called a cannula to suction away excess fat through a very small incision beneath the jawline. Sometimes, he will choose the "superwet" tumescent technique, where an anesthetic medication is mixed with another solution and utilized during the surgery to help reduce bleeding. The incision is then carefully sutured together with small stitches. Neck lipo can be performed on its own, but many individuals choose to have it completed along with another surgery, such as skin tightening, to meet their aesthetic goals.
What to Expect
At our practice, neck liposuction is completed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure and is a relatively quick procedure. Patients may be recommended to wear compression garments following their surgery to help control swelling. Recovery time can vary and could be lengthened if other procedures were completed in conjunction. Maximum results will be noticed in the few months following the procedure, but patients may be instructed not to put weight on the treatment area for the first week. Since the incision site is small, scarring is usually minimal and easy to conceal.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck liposuction procedure cost?
The cost of a neck liposuction procedure can vary depending on several factors including the amount of treatment needed for your desired outcome. After a thorough assessment, we will be able to create an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs. During your consultation, we can also discuss payment methods and financial planning for your neck liposuction procedure.
Will I have visible scarring?
Though our plastic surgeons work to provide as little scarring as possible, it is always a possibility with an invasive procedure such as liposuction. However, the incisions needed for neck liposuction are small and minimal. The incisions can range from keyhole punch marks to very small lines and usually are not an issue with this procedure.
Does the fat come back after a neck liposuction procedure?
Fat cells that are removed through liposuction do not grow back. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight following a liposuction procedure, you can regain fat because the remaining cells can expand and grow larger. If you stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine, results can last for many years.
What is the difference between surgical neck liposuction and less invasive options?
While less invasive options for fat reduction, such as Kybella, can help to reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction is more effective for larger amounts of fat. Also, the results of a liposuction procedure tend to be more drastic and can last for a longer amount of time. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will be able to assess whether you would benefit more from a nonsurgical fat reduction approach.
What can I expect during my recovery?
Following a neck liposuction procedure, it can take 1 – 2 months for the initial swelling to subside. Optimal results may take several months to become noticeable depending on how much fat was extracted. We will also provide you with the proper aftercare instructions to ensure a quick and successful recovery period.
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat
Neck liposuction is a great way to eliminate difficult pockets of fat from the neck, defining the jawline and freeing you of an unattractive double chin. Our practice is always thrilled to help San Francisco, CA patients gather more pride in their body image by offering a number of aesthetic procedures. Dr. Anthony is devoted to working with you to give the best outcome possible. To find out more about neck lipo or to arrange for a consultation, call us right away.